About Puscifer (Updated 1/2/2014)
If you flipped a coin and decided to name your band either Umlaut or Puscifer, which one would you choose? Maynard James Keenan (you know the name from Tool and A Perfect Circle) considers both a pseudonym for his solo work, though he's used Puscifer to promote his "improvisational hardcore band" – of which he is the only permanent member.
As it stands, the Puscifer moniker came to light as a fictional outfit in the first episode of "Mr. Show with Bob and David," a sketch comedy series that aired on HBO. For reasons unbeknownst to many, Adam Jones was named as a member of said band, though is not associated with Puscifer even though he appears on all its merchandise.
Keenan has described Puscifer, among other things, as "a playground for the various voices in my head." He has stated it is "as much a clothing line as a band," albeit one with an actual discography of studio albums, remix albums, live albums and EPs. Among them are ""V" is for Vagina," and the more recent "Conditions of My Parole."
Most heralded for its live shows, Puscifer debuted with shows in Las Vegas in 2009. Keenan continued to perform throughout the year with a revolving lineup, but most of the concerts were limited to the Southwest United States. That changed in the fall and winter of 2011 with a tour that covered much more of the U.S.
In 2013, Puscifer played its first dates outside North America, with three shows in Australia, as well as stops at Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile.
date city state venue 5/10/2014 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 5/11/2014 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre
date city state venue 2/26/2013 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre 2/26/2013 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre 2/28/2013 St Kilda ?? Palais Theatre 4/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 4/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field
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date city state venue 11/7/2011 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 11/9/2011 Salt Lake City UT Capitol Theatre 11/10/2011 Denver CO Paramount Theatre 11/12/2011 St. Louis MO Peabody Opera House 11/14/2011 Minneapolis MN State Theatre 11/15/2011 Chicago IL Cadillac Palace Theatre 11/17/2011 Lakewood OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium 11/18/2011 Toronto ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 11/19/2011 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre 11/22/2011 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre 11/23/2011 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 11/25/2011 Brooklyn NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 11/26/2011 Washington DC Lisner Auditorium 11/27/2011 Charlotte NC Ovens Auditorium 11/29/2011 Knoxville TN Tennessee Theatre 11/30/2011 Atlanta GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 12/2/2011 Tulsa OK Brady Theater 12/3/2011 Dallas TX Majestic Theater 12/6/2011 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre 12/7/2011 San Francisco CA Palace of Fine Arts 12/9/2011 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Center 12/10/2011 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
date city state venue 3/2/2010 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 3/3/2010 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 3/5/2010 Washington DC Lincoln Theatre 3/5/2010 Miami Beach FL Lincoln Theatre (Miami) 3/6/2010 Washington DC Lincoln Theatre 3/6/2010 Miami Beach FL Lincoln Theatre (Miami) 3/8/2010 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 3/9/2010 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 3/11/2010 New York NY Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom 3/13/2010 New York NY Apollo Theater 3/13/2010 New York NY Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom 3/15/2010 Boston MA Berklee Performance Center 3/16/2010 Boston MA Berklee Performance Center 3/19/2010 Toronto ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre 3/20/2010 Toronto ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre 3/21/2010 Lorain OH Lorain Palace Theatre 3/23/2010 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre 3/24/2010 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre 3/26/2010 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 3/27/2010 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 3/29/2010 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 3/30/2010 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 3/31/2010 Kansas City MO Uptown Theater 4/2/2010 Minneapolis MN Pantages Theatre 4/2/2010 Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre 4/3/2010 Minneapolis MN Pantages Theatre 4/3/2010 Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre
date city state venue 10/29/2009 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 11/4/2009 Oakland CA Fox Theater 11/5/2009 Oakland CA Fox Theater 11/7/2009 Stockton CA Bob Hope Theatre 11/10/2009 Seattle WA Moore Theatre 11/11/2009 Seattle WA Moore Theatre 11/13/2009 Vancouver BC Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts 11/14/2009 Portland OR Roseland Theater 11/16/2009 Portland OR Roseland Theater 11/21/2009 Denver CO Paramount Theatre 11/24/2009 Dallas TX McFarlin Auditorium 11/25/2009 Dallas TX McFarlin Auditorium 11/27/2009 Houston TX Jones Hall 11/28/2009 San Antonio TX Majestic Theatre San Antonio 12/3/2009 Phoenix AZ Orpheum Theatre 12/4/2009 Phoenix AZ Orpheum Theatre